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Boston Globe: Parents Must Teach Fisting
Homosexual Instruction Should Start at 11-Years

Massachusetts News

Parents should be teaching their children about "fisting," "carpet-munching" and other homosexual sex acts the same as was done at Fistgate, the Boston Globe is advising parents.

The parents should be working in conjunction with what is being taught in the schools of Massachusetts.

In a feature story in the "At Home" section under "Child Caring" on July 6, the newspaper said that "parents around the country owe a debt of gratitude" to the first- grade teacher in Newton who outed himself to his students.

The paper first cautioned that itís "not appropriate" to tell 6- or 7-year-olds about "the intimate acts two consenting adults engage in," but you neednít wait too long. It said that when a child is in fifth or sixth grade, he should be instructed on "the mechanics of sex," including homosexual sex, both at home and at school.

The paper made it clear that a homosexual teacher in school should not describe what acts he personally enjoys. A teacher should teach only the possibilities that exist.

The article contained questions that 10- and 11-year-olds are likely to be asking with suggested answers for parents:

"Q. What do gay men/lesbians do?

"A. There are different ways people give each other pleasure, sometimes genital to genital, sometimes hand or mouth to genital."

Playing the Cello Causes Homosexuality?

The newspaper also made it clear that there is a high probability a boy is, or will be, homosexual if he likes to play the cello. It quoted a female psychologist

"íIf youíre a 7-year-old boy who doesnít like sports but likes to read and play the cello, thatís atypical behavior, and youíre likely going to be rejected because of it and called fag or gay.í By middle school and often sooner, the stereotypes become the foundation for confusion, discrimination, and violence. Itís with this developmental background in mind that San Francisco developed a health curriculum that includes ĎMy Familyí for kindergartners. ĎAfter they draw a picture of their own families, thereís a discussion of what other kinds of families there might be that arenít already represented,í for instance, two dads or two momsÖ"

The psychologist and the author of the article are drawing a "straight-line" between boys who like music and homosexuality. They are "likely" to be called a "fag" and subject to violence.

In other words, if your son likes to play classical music, this psychologist appears to be saying you had better start encouraging him to be a homosexual because boys are nasty and that will be his destiny.

The Globe made its point clear in the following question and answer for child and parent:

"Q. What if Iím gay?

"A. Many people your age wonder about this. Whatís important is for you to be who you are, whatever that is, and to know that Iíll love you any way you are."

No parent could argue with that message. However, if a child is smoking cigarettes or has some other dangerous habit, you would not be showing "love" if you encouraged him to keep smoking those cigarettes. Homosexuality is also a very dangerous lifestyle for a personís health.

Johns Hopkins Disagrees

It would be good to consider what we wrote in a booklet last year about Johns Hopkins Medical School:

"Although it keeps its opinions pretty close to the vest, there was a glimmer last month of the feelings of the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at Johns Hopkins Medical School. This story was told in the winter edition of Hopkins Medical News. A 17-year-old boy who was brought to a meeting of a dozen professionals of the Unit because his parents had found pornographic, homosexual literature in his room, after which he announced he was homosexual. Some of the questions that were being asked by the parents were: ĎIs their son engaging in risky sexual interactions? Is his homosexual orientation set in stone? Or is this just a variation of an ordinary adolescent identity crisis?í Although we never hear what happened to the boy, it is clear that no one took his decision very lightly."

Those psychiatrists and psychologists at Johns Hopkins would not advise that you just pat your son on the head and say, "Weíll support you, son."

Although the Boston Globe and the schools of Massachusetts advise you to encourage your child to enjoy his homosexuality, there are many other professionals who strongly disagree with that advice.

This article for parents is another in a long series by the Globe since Fistgate to alleviate the fears of the citizens. They wrote an editorial in which they said that the subjects that the teachers discussed at Fistgate (about "fisting," "carpet-munching" and other homosexual sex) were merely questions that teenagers ask all the time.

The latest article was part of a series on "Child Caring" by Barbara F. Meltz who has written a book, Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Children See the World. Her column has appeared every Thursday in the Globe since 1998.

Tries Not to Shock

Although Meltz attempts to avoid "shocking" parents, it is a very thin veneer. For example, she warned:

"Keep in mind, weíre talking about sexual orientation, not sexual behavior." Yet, in almost the next paragraph, she writes, "Conversations about the mechanics of sex are better suited to a slightly older child, in San Francisco, itís part of the fifth- and sixth-grade health curriculum. Even then, [Kevin] Gogin, [director of health education in San Francisco] says, teachers simply provide definitions. We donít talk about personal sexual practices."

Meltz very adroitly links the subject to race and gender. She wrote:

"By 4 or 5, most children notice on their own that there are differences between families. In todayís world, itís hard for them not to. The typical day care or preschool has its share of children raised by stepmothers, stepfathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, parents of different races, two mothers, or two fathers. Despite the differences, however, preschoolers are able to see that all families are still basically the same.

"íJust as they understand that the Great Dane and the cocker spaniel are both dogs, they know that two women raising a child and a man and woman raising 11 children are both families, regardless of how many people there are or the sex of the parents,í says [April] Martin [a psychologist in New York City]."

Of course, the question becomes if the children "understand" that so clearly, why is it so very important that we teach it to them?

It is also not clear that most grandparents, stepparents or parents of difference races would agree that because they are helping to raise children, they are comparable to the homosexual lifestyle.

Didnít Say ĎFistingí

Some people may complain that the Globe didnít use the word "fisting." But it did say we should teach our children about the "mechanics" of homosexual sex and we should tell them about "hand or mouth to genital." If that doesnít mean "fisting" and oral and anal sex such as was taught at Fistgate, then would someone please explain what it does mean?
 
 
 
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